Aug 14, 2013 at 6:25 am
ST. CLOUD, Minn. (KNSI) The calendar shows it's mid August, and the Minnesota Health Department's Kris Ehresmann says that makes it a good time for parents to make sure their children are current on their vaccinations before they head back to school.
Ehressmann says Minneosota has a school and child care immunization law. She says for a child entering kindergarten, you want to make sure they've received the Hepatitis B vaccine, the DTAP vaccines, polio vaccines, MMR vaccines and the chicken pox vaccine.
For seventh graders, they need to have a vaccine that contains tetanus.
Ehresmann says many of the vaccines are part of a series that can be finished while a child is in school.
Ehresmann says Minnesota's vaccination compliance rate is 97-percent--one of the highest rates in the country.
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